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Women's Housing March and GentriFUCKation Tour

by murray bush - flux photo

Elders lead the march
Elders lead the march
Pick a pennant
Harsha Walia and Kat Norris
News of yet another woman's death at the Regent
Women's Housing March and GentriFUCKation Tour
Free homemade pizza outside the $24 pizza palace
Free homemade pizza outside the $24 pizza palace
Pantages banner drop
Condo site banner drop
Women's Housing March and GentriFUCKation Tour
Outside the Regent
Women's Housing March and GentriFUCKation Tour
Head to Head - Chalk to Chalk
Pavement Artists
Women's Housing March and GentriFUCKation Tour
DNC
Women's Housing March and GentriFUCKation Tour
Women's Housing March and GentriFUCKation Tour
Women's Housing March and GentriFUCKation Tour
Guarding the $5 lattes

 

DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE - More than 500 women and supporters snaked their way through Vancouver's Downtown Eastside today to mark the Fifth Annual Women' s Housing March.

A somber mood was set by the news of a well-known woman's suspicious death last night at the Regent Hotel on East Hastings.

The marchers stopped several times along the route of the "GentriFUCKation Tour" to point out new businesses and the prices they charge for food and services.

The event wrapped up with a block party in the 100 block Hastings.

For more on the march see Homes Now, Not Condos!

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Gentrifuckation tour

Hi just a clarification, the focus of the protest was not, (for the most part) the businesses themselves, most of which are small, locally owned and within the reach of the average consumer--the focus was on the appalling state policies which have held welfare rates at punitive and unlivable levels for decades now; and the government's abandonment of its citizens (mostly women) to live in degraded and insecure conditions within such a wealthy and beautiful city. We used the businesses as examples of the growing gap between "have" and "have-not", but the blame rests squarely on the shoulders of the Municipal, Provincial and Federal governments. The lack of housing and the lack of a guaranteed livable income, (or even decent welfare) contribute to womens increasing vulnerabilty to male violence--

Male violence against women is the single most dangerous and destructive practice in the DTES.

Mostly women?  Really?   You

Mostly women?  Really?

 

You might want to look at the statistics for homelessness.  They are not even close to "mostly women".

you may wish to re-read my

you may wish to re-read my comment. It is mostly women who bear the brunt of punitive social policy and retrenchment of social services.

You may wish to substantiate

You may wish to substantiate your comment with some actual facts.

Facts about a woman's reality .

    You  have  clearly   not  been  through  being  raped  on  several  occations 

beacause   single  white  females  are  vulnarable  living  alone ,  and  when  I  went

  to  my  local  police  they  did  not  belive  me , so  they  did  not  make  a  report . 

Then  at  work  again ,  suffering  the  humiliaton of  a  very  very  low  income 

 (  under  10,000$  a  year) .  how  can  I  get needed   therapy  or  protection

  when  I  am  being  told by  other  citizens  that  it's  all  my  fault   that  I  am  poor  .

Then  comes  anxiety , depression  from  the  stress  of  not  being  able 

to  buy  food  or  pay  the  bills  on  time , dept  and  poor  living  conditions .

  Then  comes  suicide ,  every  year , especially  young  men  and  the  poor

take   their  lives  because   having  nothing  to  look  forward  to .... 

     being  juged  as "  liar  or  lazy  ".

     How  about  a  lending  hand  neibor  ?   Babysitting   for  a  couple  of  hours ? 

 Spending  time  with  teenages ...  a  lot  of  them  are  alone  most  of  the  time .

             Open  your  eyes  and  open  your  hart  .

                                a  working  class  citizen 

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